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Title: Posessives and Beyond: Semantics and Syntax
Edited By: Ji-Yung Kim
Yury A. Lander
Barbara H. Partee
URL: http://www.booksurge.com/product.php3?bookID=GPUB01136-00003
Series Title: University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics vol. 29
Description:

This volume collects 22 of the papers presented at the International
Workshop on the Semantics/Syntax of Possessive Constructions, held at
UMass, Amherst, May 6-8, 2002.

Contents:

The English pronominal Genitive and lexical semantics
Per Anker Jensen and Carl Vikner
Genitives, types, and sorts: The Russian Genitive of Measure
Vladimir B. Borschev and Barbara H. Partee
On Genitive and ‘stability’: Evidence from Russian
Ekaterina Rakhilina
Possessives in context
Gianluca Storto
Possessive weak definites
Chris Barker
Genitives and determiners
Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin
Lexical information and choice of determiners
Malvina Nissim
Maria’s ring of gold: Adnominal possession and non-anchoring relations in European languages
Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
Individual-denoting and property-denoting possessives
Uri Strauss
Regular and generic possessives in Maltese
Albert Gatt
More puzzles about postnominal Genitives
Helen Trugman
The syntax of possessors in the nominal phrase: Drawing the lines and deriving the forms
Gilbert C. Rappaport
Deriving the restrictions on pronominal complements of nouns
Maria Babyonyshev
The possessor that came home
Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva
The structural asymmetry between possessors and possessums
Sungeun Cho
Dealing with relevant possessors
Yury A. Lander
Meronyms and enlarged arguments
Ignazio Mauro Mitro
Splitting of possessive NPs and external possessor in Russian
Elena V. Paducheva
Extra argumentality – A binding account of “possessor raising” in German, English, and Mandarin
Daniel Hole
From headless possessives to associative plurals
Michael Daniel
Genitives of substance and locative verbs in French
Fabienne Martin
On the aspect of reading of Georgian anaphors in subject position
Nino Amiridze

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1419601997
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 449
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